Thursday, April 17, 2008

In Memory of Andrew Smith

Thank you Gina, for posting such an important and moving interview with the mother of Andrew Smith. If you take one look at the face of that sweet boy and read the story, I guarantee your heart will break.

If Pamela Smith stumbles upon this post, I hope she knows that there is a mom out in California who's heart goes out to her. Pamela, you are in my thoughts during this terrible time.

I hope by posting this, I can help a family out there avoid this type of tragedy.

Please keep your Epi-Pens close at hand and educate your family and friends about the severity of food allergies (and unfortunately, their consequences).

1 comment:

Angela: mom2girlsgirlsgirls: said...

I knew about and believed that food allergies are dangerous and potentially fatal. I did NOT know a person could be affected by merely touching the food. Thank you so much for the warning. A child at my daughter's preschool is allergic to bananas, so the school requested that bananas/banana-containing-products not be brought to school. I though they were being overcautious. Now I understand.